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Chisholm Trail(Encyclopedia)Chisholm Trail, route over which vast herds of cattle were driven from Texas to the railheads in Kansas after the Civil War. Its name is generally believed to come from Jesse Chisholm, a part-Cherokee...
Trail(Encyclopedia)Trail, city (1991 pop. 7,919), SE British Columbia, Canada, on the Columbia River just N of the Wash. border. It is a metal-smelting center for a mining area that produces lead, zinc, silver, and gold...
Oregon Trail(Encyclopedia)Oregon Trail, overland emigrant route in the United States from the Missouri River to the Columbia River country (all of which was then called Oregon). The pioneers by wagon train did not, however, fo...
Mission Trail(Encyclopedia)Mission Trail: see Camino Real, El.
Appalachian Trail(Encyclopedia)Appalachian Trail, officially Appalachian National Scenic Trail, hiking path, 2,144 mi (3,450 km) long, passing through 14 states, E United States. Conceived in 1921 by Benton MacKaye, forester and re...
Overland Trail(Encyclopedia)Overland Trail, any of several trails of westward migration in the United States. The term is sometimes used to mean all the trails westward from the Missouri to the Pacific and sometimes for the cent...
Bozeman Trail(Encyclopedia)Bozeman Trail: see under Bozeman, John M.
Mohawk Trail(Encyclopedia)Mohawk Trail. 1 Old road (c.100 mi/160 km long) in central New York state following the Mohawk River. It was the sole route through the Appalachians by which thousands of settlers emigrated from the E...
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail(Encyclopedia)Trail of Tears National Historic Trail: see National Parks and Monuments (table).
Gainesville(Encyclopedia)Gainesville. 1 City (1990 pop. 84,770), seat of Alachua co., N central Fla.; inc. 1869. The Univ. of Florida is a major source of employment in the city. Agriculture and the manufacture of electronic ...
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